Top Five Habits to Change Your Life


Are you ready to make a significant change in your life? In this episode I will share my top five habits that can transform your life.

And so, dear warrior, since we’re ¼ of the way through another precious year of our life, I wanted to stop and let you know about 5 things I do that affect my overall mental, physical, and emotional health. If you do any or all of them, they will help you too.


1. Routine: The Power of Structure

Human beings thrive on structure and routine. Our brains are wired to seek out patterns and predictability, which helps reduce stress and conserve energy. In kindergarten, we had a set routine when we arrived at class. We knew where to hang our backpacks, where to sit in the circle, and when we had art or recess. These routines provided a sense of stability and made our days more manageable.

As adults, we often resist routines and structures because they can feel constricting. However, the key is to choose a routine that works for you and aligns with your values and priorities. By making decisions ahead of time and establishing a consistent schedule, you can free up mental space and reduce decision fatigue. This allows you to focus on what truly matters and live a more intentional and fulfilling life.


2. The Importance of Sleep

Sleep is a fundamental pillar of health and well-being. Our bodies and brains need adequate rest to function optimally. Yet, many of us prioritize other activities over sleep, thinking we can catch up on the weekends or survive on minimal sleep. However, research shows that chronic sleep deprivation can have serious consequences for our physical and mental health.

To prioritize sleep, aim for at least seven hours of quality sleep each night. Create a bedtime routine that helps signal to your body that it’s time to wind down and prepare for sleep. Avoid stimulating activities, such as screen time, close to bedtime, and create a sleep-friendly environment in your bedroom. By making sleep a priority, you can improve your overall well-being and cognitive function.


3. Marinating in Gratitude

Gratitude is a powerful practice that can shift your mindset and increase your overall life satisfaction. However, it’s not enough to simply list things you are grateful for. To truly experience the benefits of gratitude, you need to feel it in your body. Take time each day to marinate in gratitude, allowing yourself to fully experience the positive emotions associated with it.

Instead of rushing through a gratitude practice, pause and truly feel the appreciation and love in your body. This can be done through meditation, journaling, or simply taking a moment to reflect on the things you are grateful for. By incorporating this practice into your daily routine, you can cultivate a more positive outlook and attract more abundance into your life.


4. Embracing Brain Downtime

In our fast-paced world, our brains are constantly bombarded with stimuli and information. We are always connected, always multitasking, and rarely give our brains a chance to rest. However, research shows that allowing our brains to have downtime is crucial for our mental well-being.

Brain downtime is a state of rest and idleness, where we give our brains a break from input and output activities. This can be as simple as sitting quietly and letting your mind wander or engaging in activities that promote relaxation, such as taking a walk in nature or practicing mindfulness. By embracing brain downtime, you can reduce stress, improve focus and creativity, and enhance your overall mental health.


5. Moving Your Body Daily

Regular physical activity is essential for maintaining good physical and mental health. Engaging in daily movement not only improves your physical fitness but also boosts your mood, reduces stress, and enhances cognitive function. Find activities that you enjoy and make them a part of your daily routine.

You don’t have to engage in intense workouts or spend hours at the gym to reap the benefits of movement. Even 10 minutes of moderate exercise, such as walking or stretching, can make a significant difference in your overall well-being. Prioritize movement and make it a non-negotiable part of your daily routine.



Incorporating these five habits into your life can have a profound impact on your overall well-being. By establishing a routine, prioritizing sleep, practicing gratitude, embracing brain downtime, and moving your body daily, you can create a foundation for a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life. Remember, small shifts make big changes, and it’s never too late to start prioritizing your well-being. Take the first step today and watch as your life transforms before your eyes.


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